Rudy Graveyard

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 Please email your coordinators if you have any additional information regarding this cemetery.  The material contained on this page was derived from the book "Wilderness Road Cemeteries in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia" by Robert Foster Johnson for the West-Central Kentucky Family Research Association, which holds the copyright to this information.  The book was published by McDowell Publications in 1981 and I was told by the Association's President that it still has a very limited supply remaining.  Please contact them if you wish to purchase a copy of this book.

This cemetery is located in Northern Jefferson County

Physical Location: 710 Victoria Place. From Brownsboro Road, turn onto Victoria Place. The cemetery is located near the end of the street. As you start to go to the right at the beginning of the cul-de-sac, the cemetery is in what looks like a side yard, behind a large pine tree.

Cemetery Description: The Herr and Rudy families were prominent landowners in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1700s-1800s. The original Rudy mansion of family patriarch John George Rudy (and, later, the home of his grandson, George Rudy and his wife, Susan Frances Herr) was located behind what is now Christ Church United Methodist at 4614 Brownsboro Road. The cemetery is on what would have been part of the Rudy property, which has since been subdivided.  The cemetery is in good condition. (June 2015).

Contributed by Ellen White 6/2015

It is not certain when this survey was taken, but going on the fact the book's copyright was 1981, it must be assumed it was a time before that date.  The book states that the owner of the property where this cemetery lies at this time belongs to a "R. E. Mason at 7060 Victoria Avenue, on west side of street 30 ft. back from the sidewalk.  Approximately 35 graves.  This is evidently the old Rudy Graveyard, completely disintegrated."

The author only listed the following 5 graves.  He generally only listed the oldest graves at a site in his book.
Daniel Rudy, d. 20 Jun 1850 in his 75th year
Mary Rudy, wife of Daniel Rudy, d. 23 Jun 1852
Margaret G. Herr, wife of Richard S. Herr, d. 11 Jan 1854 at 24 years
John G. Oldham, b. 1812, d. 1887
Catherine Ann Oldham, wife of J. G. Oldham, b. 1814, d. 1904
(Page Added 29 Dec 2004)
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